The 23rd European Conference on Literacy, which is jointly organised by the Federation of European Literacy Associations andΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΥ – Hellenic Association for Language and Literacy (HALL), will take place in Chania, Greece from June 24th to June 26th, 2024.
The 23rd European Conference on Literacy which is jointly organized by the Hellenic Association for Language and Literacy and the Federation of European Literacy Associations, and the 7th Panhellenic Literacy Conference, which is organized by the Hellenic Association for Language and Literacy will take place in Chania, Crete, Greece from June 24th to June 26th 2024.
Literacy is fundamental to human development. It enables people to live full and meaningful lives, and to contribute towards the enrichment of the communities in which we live. By literacy we mean the ability to read and write at a level whereby individuals can effectively understand and use written communication in all media (print or electronic), including digital literacy.
Literacy is an essential prerequisite for all forms of learning. In the knowledge-based societies of the 21st Century, with the rapid spread of new technologies and a constantly changing work environment, literacy learning is no longer limited to childhood and adolescence but must be recognized as a lifelong need and requirement.
Everyone in Europe has the right to acquire literacy. European Union Member, candidate and associate States should ensure that people of all ages, regardless of social class, religion, ethnicity and gender, are provided with the necessary resources and opportunities to develop sufficient and sustainable literacy skills and knowledge in order to effectively understand and use written communication in print and digital media.